Sports

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Hit With $3.4 Million Tax Bill

Tue., Apr. 5, 2011 8:01 AM EST
by Nicholas Robinson

Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. has been living a life of luxury winning big-money fights, appearing on VH1’s “What Chilli Wants” and bragging on Twitter about the major bills he’s earned betting on NBA and college basketball games. But the undefeated boxing legend may need to cough up that money after the IRS served him with a massive $3.4 million dollar bill.

According to community.detnews.com, the $3,359,279 lien was filed on Jan. 21 with the Clark County Recorder in Nevada.

The IRS is claiming that Mayweather owes income taxes from 2009, the same year he came out of retirement for a September comeback fight with boxer Juan Manuel Márquez, for which he was reportedly paid $25 million to enter the ring.

The following May, he earned an astounding $40 million for his 36-minute bout with “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

The 34-year-old boxer apparently has a history of run-ins with the IRS, dating back to 2008 when the feds filed a whopping $6,165,735 tax lien against the boxer for unpaid income taxes. Mayweather later negotiated a payment plan with the IRS, but apparently he’s still having issues paying off his debt.

What do you think of Mayweather’s IRS woes? –nicholas robinson

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  • ray

    Well with the money he’s made in his fights are always huge pay days. However, mayweather has not fought in a whole year and does not even have a fight coming up anytime soon. And him living the good life and betting on sports and going on vacations and paying his bails over and over from all the trouble he keeps getting into, and now the IRS, mayweather will soon become broke cuz he’s doing nothing but blowing his money again. unless he mans up and fights the one man the whole planet wants to see.

  • Angelus4

    Mayweather will fight Pacquiao. I mean come on 50 Mill quaranteed purse+ and PPV! That’s a sick deal, you simply can’t walk away from.

  • SGMWinstead

    Here is another example of an idiot making millions trying to cheat on his taxes. Why do so many think they have a right to cheat the American people? If I made millions I would pay up front so I wouldn’t have to been seen as a tax cheater.